Our Salaf-Wakee Bin Jarraah

Saeed Mansoor (rahimahullaah) said: Wakee (rahimahullaah) came to Makkah and he used to be chubby.  So Fudayl Ibn Iyaad (rahimahullaah) said to him, ”what is this chubbiness and you are the Raahib of Basra (i.e. the one known for seclusion, devotion in worship, abstinence from the worldly life etc.).”  He Wakee said: ”this is from my joyfulness with Islaam (i.e. the happiness I feel in Islam).” [Siyar A’laam Nubulaa: 9/157]

Ahmad Bin Abee Hiwaaree (rahimahullaah) said: I heard Marwaan (rahimahullaah) saying: ”No one has been described to me except I saw that he was lesser than the description, except Wakee; for he was above what was described to me.” Hilyatul Awliyaa: 8/370]

Abdur Razzaaq (rahimahullaah) said: ”I have seen Sufyaan Ath-Thawree, Sufyaan Bin Uyaynah, Mamar, Maalik, and I have seen, and I have seen.  My two eyes have not seen (someone) like Wakee.” [Siyar A’laam Nubulaa: 9/146-147]



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